The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Jerry Brown

    California Governor Signs Right-to-Die Law

    He looked the Grim Reaper in the eye. Gov. Jerry Brown said that while considering whether to grant Californians the right to end their lives when physical suffering becomes unbearable, “I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death.” The signature of Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, enacts a law allowing physician-assisted suicide in certain cases. Starting next year, patients with no more than six months to live who are deemed mentally capable can make that ultimate choice.

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